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Monday, February 1, 2010

Neumayer Channel, Antarctic

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Neumayer Channel (64°47′26″S 63°8′21″W) is a channel 16 miles (26 km) long
in a NE-SW direction and about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) wide, separating Anvers
Island from Wiencke Island and Doumer Island, in the Palmer Archipelago. The
southwest entrance to this channel was seen by Eduard Dallmann, leader of
the German 1873-74 expedition, who named it Roosen Channel. The Belgian
Antarctic Expedition 1897-99, under Gerlache, sailed through the channel and
named it for Georg von Neumayer. The second name has been approved because
of more general usage.

Neumayer Channel is known for its majestic cliffs, an attraction for tourists who come to the region. It is said to be like a maze with no visible exits because of its inverted S-shape. Its entrance and exits both have sharp bends.

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